sex abuse http://michiganradio.org en Group that advocates for victims of clergy sex abuse is critical of Michigan court decision http://michiganradio.org/post/group-advocates-victims-clergy-sex-abuse-critical-michigan-court-decision <p>A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling this week is being criticized by a national group that campaigns against sexual abuse by priests. The court ruled that a west Michigan minister could not be charged for failing to report suspected child abuse.</p><p></p><p>In 2009, a woman asked the minister’s advice because she suspected her husband of abusing her daughters. But it wasn’t until another incident in 2011 that the minister convinced her to report the suspected abuse.&nbsp;&nbsp; The pastor's attorney says no initial report was made because the allegations were sketchy.</p><p></p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:07:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14125 at http://michiganradio.org Group that advocates for victims of clergy sex abuse is critical of Michigan court decision